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RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT EQUIPMENT FOR MUZTAGH-ATA CLIMBS

Clothes and Footwear:
- Sun hat with skirt to protect neck
- Woollen or fleece ski hat
- Face mask or heavy wollen or pile balaclava
- Heavy woollen or fleece gloves
- Heavy woollen or synthetic mittens
- Gore-Tex or nylon overmitts
- Lightweight synthetic or woollen long underwear tops and bottoms
- Heavyweight synthetic or woollen long underwear tops and bottoms
- Heavy synthetic (Polartec, Windbloc, Windstopper) jacket and pants
- Gore-Tex wind parka and pants
- Heavy down-filled parka
- Heavy woollen or fleece socks
- Supergaiters or overboots
- Plastic double boots

Personal equipment: - Rucksack and transport bags
- Foam or Term-a-Rest pads
- Heavy down-filled sleeping bag
- Crampons
- Ice axe
- Ski poles
- Seat harness
- Ascender (like Jumar) or prusiks with foot slings
- Descender (like figure 8)
- Carabiners
- Skis with alpine-touring bindings or snowshoes
- Climbing skins for skis
- Waxes for skis
- Sunglasses or ski goggles
- Headlamp
- Heat-insulated water bottle or thermos
- Strong sunscreen
- Lip sunblock

Group Equipment and Supplies:
- Double climbing tents
- Climbing ropes (8-9 mm diameter, 40-50 m long)
- Ice screws
- Snow anchors
- Carabiners
- Snow shovels
- Marker wands
- Minigas stoves with gas cartridges or petrol stoves
- Cooking sets
- Climbing food
- Medical kit
- Radios of 140-170 MHz

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